28 November 2018
PIA Market Report 2018-19
 PIA, FLASH Report on the printing industry
PIA, FLASH Report on the printing industry
Since  the  end  of  the Great  Recession in  June  of  2009,  print  markets  have  become  increasingly healthy. This is particularly true for 2018 as the economy has ramped up. On a nominal basis, print markets are growing around 1 to 2 percent at the present time. Other findings include  digital  toner-based  print  was  the  fastest  growing  process  followed  by production inkjet and non-print ancillary services. In contrast, heatset web was the laggard with sales declining slightly . This was the only segment with decreased sales.
There  are a number of common ancillary services currently offered by printers. Of these, fulfillment and management are provided by a majority of printers.
Industry profits since 2005
Industry profits since 2005
For 2019   the  most  likely  robust-growth  scenario  (50%  likelihood),  overall  print shipments increase  by  2-plus  percent  next  year.  In  terms  of  industry  profitability,rate  would  likely  increase  by  about  0.5  percent  over  trend  to  around  3.5 percent of sales.The recession  scenario  (up  to  30% likelihood)  would  reduce  total  print  and  print-related shipments  by  around  2  to  4  percent  next  year.  The  typical  printer’s  profits would  dip significantly into negative territory until the recovery is underway. For more information go to https://www.printing.org/sites/default/files/attachments/flash_october_2018-planning_for_2019.pdf
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